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52. Danjel PURIFOY Height: 6’-6” Weight: 200 Position: SF High School (State): Hargrave Military (VA) Club Team (Affiliation): Atlanta Xpress (Under Armour) Commitment: Auburn Tigers Breakdown: Purifoy was the first commit in an impressive haul for Auburn assembled in a short time, in which five highly-regarded prospects all committed to head coach Bruce Pearl’s squad. Purifoy, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 1, 2014, 1:32 pm
The time frame for the Auburn Tigers to gain success in the SEC seems to be decreasing. With his show cause time served, head coach Bruce Pearl is free to get on the recruiting trail and build Auburn’s program up. Before he could do so, the Tigers landed top-50 talent Danjel Purifoy, a native of Alabama ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 23, 2014, 1:16 am
In recent days, three top-100 caliber guards and a talented power forward narrowed their recruiting lists in anticipation of making a college decision. Hickman (MO) standout Jimmy Whitt, who potentially could play both guard slots in college, is a top-50 caliber prospect at 6′-3″. He narrowed his list to Arkansas, SMU, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Kansas State, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:12 pm
Nike is hosting their annual Point Guard and Big Man Skills Academy from June 23-25, and has released the following rosters for the events. The Point Guard event features Kyrie Irving, Michael Carter-Williams and Trey Burke, and the big man event has Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins on hand. The skills academy events are notable ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 24, 2014, 12:50 pm
Paperback Version (At Amazon.com) Paperback Version (At CreateSpace.com) Kindle Version (At Amazon.com) It’s a cruel irony for college basketball fans, having the best season-ending tournament, but a tremendous long off-season afterwards. The College Basketball Newcomers Guide helps break up the doldrums of the summer, as it breaks down every men’s D-1 college basketball recruiting class. With profiles of the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 12, 2014, 1:09 am
The major all-star games are in the books and the 2013-2014 high school season is complete. With that in mind, it’s time to close the door on the 2014 class as they move on to college and focus on underclassmen. In all honesty, the expected rise to No. 1 by a single prospect just did not ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: May 5, 2014, 11:55 pm

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Justin Coleman5'-10"PGWenonah (AL)HSSigned
Devin Mitchell6'-4"SGCollins Hill (GA)HSSigned
Riley Norris6'-5"SFAlbertville (AL)HSSigned
Jeff Garrett6'-7"SFOldsmar Christian (FL)HSSigned

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Brandon Austin6'-5"SFCarver (AL)HSVerbal
Danta Hall6'-8"PFLuverne (AL)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Shannon Hale6'-7"PFChrist School (NC)HSSigned
Jimmie Taylor 6'-10"CGreensboro (AL)HSSigned
Algie Key6'-4"SGBarton CC (KS)JCSigned

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